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Pre-Registration Comes to a Close for Twilight 5K Event

December 30, 2013

The New Year is upon us, and that means that the Eleventh Annual Twilight Stroll running event is quickly approaching. Having grown more and more each year, the event is poised to draw in even more runners this year. The Twilight Stroll became apart of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix last year, which…

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Christmas Lane Closure Suspensions Remain in Place for a Few More Days

December 30, 2013

Christmas has come and gone and the countdown has already begun for some on when they can expect Santa to come back to town, but today, lane closure suspensions remain in place to allow those traveling back from their respective Christmas destinations, to do so safely. The Georgia DOT announced just before Christmas, that all…

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Poultry Event Coming up in Comer, GA

December 30, 2013

Chicken and poultry houses in Elbert County are a mainstay of the local economy, but an event is coming up targeted at residents who may just have a small backyard flock they take care of. On January 16th, in Comer, GA the Madison County Extension Office is hosting an education workshop for backyard/small flock poultry…

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Year In Review- Part 1- Day 3

December 27, 2013

The Elbert County Board of Commissioners couldn’t win for losing when it came when dealing with the public’s feedback relating to economic development. At work session in September, Greg Gunter pointed out that Elbert County is at a serious disadvantage without having a spec building to offer potential manufacturers. “Why are they going to pick…

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Year In Review- Part 2- Day 3

December 27, 2013

Tragedy struck Elbert County in the later part of the year, as two young men lost their lives in tragic automobile accidents in the month of October. On Wednesday, October 9th, 24-year-old Harley Kane Thomason was heading back to Elbert County along state route 172, and was rear ended by a Chevy pickup truck, while…

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Year In Review- Part 3 -Day 3

December 27, 2013

Into more recent events now in our final segment, as a brutal armed robbery landed an Athens man in a local hospital. The robbery happened in Athens’ east side near Cedar Shoals Drive, where three armed men forced their way into the man’s home. There were two victims of the robbery, a male and a…

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Year In Review- Part 1 Day 2

December 26, 2013

Towards the middle part of the year, local country artist Clay Page and his band won the chance to be apart of Kenny Chesney’s “No Shoes Nation Tour. Page and his band took first place at a battle of the bands competition hosted by WSSL 100; the top prize was for an opportunity to play…

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Year In Review- Part 2 Day 2

December 26, 2013

Covering the class of 2013’s graduation ceremony last segment was great and all, but time for some love to be shown to the class of 2012, who set the highest graduation rate in the history of the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Elbert County registered an 88.46% graduation rate for 2012, which was roughly 11…

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Year In Review- Part 3 Day 2

December 26, 2013

The end of June was a bit of a shocker for the Elbert County School system, as former School Superintendent Rick Higginbotham announced his resignation and retirement at a called meeting of the Elbert County Board of Education on June 28th. “It’s been my pleasure to serve this community and students for the previous 31…

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Year In Review-Part 1

December 23, 2013

Only a few days are left in 2013, and that means it is time for the annual WSGC year in review, where the WSGC news department recaps all of the major stories and issues from Elbert and surrounding counties…. In Elbert County 2013 saw the beginning of a new administration at the Elbert County Sheriff’s…

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  • October 24, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs Morgan County
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amT J & Friends Fall Bike Ride
  • October 25, 2014 11:00 amLittle Caesars Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmFall Festival
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